Lesson Note – Pre-Nursery First Term Social Studies Week 4

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Introduction to Lesson Note – Pre-Nursery First Term Social Studies Week 4″][vc_column_text]I wrote this Lesson Note – Pre-Nursery First Term Social Studies Week 4 based on the Nigerian National Early Childhood Education Curriculum. Particularly, I used the Pre-Nursery Schemes of Work based on the latest 9-YEAR BASIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM by NERDCClick here to get the Scheme.

Since the SCHEME OF WORK is based on the national curriculum, this lesson note is suitable for use in any Nigerian school that adopts the NATIONAL CURRICULUM.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Major Focus of this Lesson Note – Pre-Nursery First Term Social Studies Week 4″][vc_column_text]As with the rest of our notes, the primary focus of this lesson note is to present an enriched content for the topic. This lesson notes, also like the rest, provide guide for teachers on how to deliver the content to attain the topic objectives.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Leading Guide to Adapting this Lesson Note for Lesson Plan”][vc_column_text]I wrote this lesson note in outline of STANDARD LESSON PLANS. However, I advise teachers that want to use this note for official purpose – i.e. to create their lesson plans which they will submit to their supervisors – should get our PROFESSIONAL LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE. The layout of the template makes it easy for teachers to write a professional lesson plan and easily.

REMARK: If you find the terms lesson plan and lesson notes confusing, CLICK HERE TO QUICKLY READ OUR ARTICLE ON THEIR DIFFERENCES.[/vc_column_text][vc_headings style=”theme5″ borderclr=”#000000″ title=”Lesson Note – Pre-Nursery First Term Social Studies Week 4″ icon=”fa fa-book”][/vc_headings][vc_column_text]Class: Pre-Nursery

Term: First

Week: 4

Subject: Social Studies

Topic: Learning the name of the state where the school is located and the governor[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”OBJECTIVES”][vc_column_text]

  1. Internalize the need for (division of labour) – cooperation
  2. Mention the name of their country
  3. Demonstrate sense of citizenship
  4. Mention the name of the state governor
  5. Identify pictures of the president and the governor

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1. Introduction – Storytelling

Here are two children: Ibah and Igege

Ibah lives with his parents. Ibah has two brothers and sisters. Igege also lives with his parents. Igege has two brothers and two sisters.

Every day, Ibah wakes up with his family. The family will say their prayers. Then, brothers and sisters will go back to rest and relax while Ibah does all the chores – he sweeps, fetches water, run errands, helps daddy to clean the car and also helps mummy to prepare food. Ibah always sweats profusely while he is working. But his siblings do not do anything or assist him. He is usually tired from the chores. Sometimes, the plenty of work make him sick. Anytime falls sick, the doctor gives him injection.

But it is not like that in Igege’s family. Every day, Igege wakes up with his family. The family will say their prayers. Then everybody will share the work. If Igege is sweeping; his brothers and sisters will do other tasks. Because everbody joins their hands to do the work, the work at Igege’s family is faster. Nobody feels too tired. And everybody is always happy. Igege does not fall sick often. So, the doctor does not give him injection often.

Succeeding the story, the teacher asks the pupils if they would rather be Ibah or Igege.

The pupils will most likely say they would be Igege. Hence, the teacher may ask the reason for picking Igege over Ibah.

Afterwards, the teacher likens the story to public administration. S/he does this with the aid of either:

  1. A video showing large number of people transacting businesses in different areas from across the country – football match, cultural events, markets, bank, schools, church/mosque, etc.; or
  2. Poster of 1 above.

Then displaying the media, for the different states; the teacher first of all describes the media for the pupils. Thereafter, s/he asks the pupils if they know who controls all of these people. In continuation, the teacher explains that s/he will tell them the person that controls all of those people. Hence, s/he proceeds to step 2.

2. The Country & President

a) The Country

First, the teacher teaches that the land in which they live in, and probably most of the people they know live in; is called their country.

Following, s/he teaches the pupils that the name of their country – the land they and they family live in – is called Nigeria.

Following the latest explanation, the teacher makes the point into question and answer. S/he recites same with the pupils to aid memorization:

Teacher (Question): What is the name of your country?

Pupils (Answer): The name of my country is Nigeria.

The teacher recites the above with the pupils many times. Thereafter, the teacher distributes the Nigerian map tag to the pupils and explains that that represents the country – the land they live in. Further, the teacher explains that all good people (children) are expected to love and respect their country. And to show that love, at all times; the pupils should pin the tag on their uniform just like soldiers – whose picture the teacher shows the pupils.

The teacher concludes the lesson with yet another question and answer:

Teacher (Question): What does good people do to their country?

Pupils (Answer): Good people love and respect their country.

Teacher follows this with thorough patriotism talk/exercise(s). The teacher may adapt the second question above in a style as:

Question: What do you do to your country?

Answer: I love my country!!

 

b) The President

In continuation, the teacher explains that the leader of a country is the president. That is, the president of a country is the person who controls everything and everybody in the country. The teacher explains this thoroughly: How the oversees all the states, ministries and sector of the country. S/he may liken the president to the country as a father is to the family.

Once more, the teacher makes the point into a question and answer which s/he recites with the pupils many times for memorization.

Stage Evaluation Question

Teacher (Question): Who is a President of a country?

Pupils (Answer): A President of a country is the person who controls everything and everybody in the country.

Following the exercise above, the teacher displays the picture of the president and teaches the pupils the name of the president.

S/he concludes this with recitation of question and answer on the name of the name of the president of the country with the pupils:

Teacher (Question): Who is the president of Nigeria?

Pupils (Answer): The President of Nigeria is President Muhammadu Buhari.

NOTE:

Repetition is the key to teaching children of this age. As such, you should the recite the Questions and Answers with the pupils as many times as possible. Also, make the exercise as much fun as possible. You should also ask individual pupils. Pupils may take up the role of the interviewer. Importantly, if you work in an international environment, make the class inclusive by adapting it to cover other countries. Dynamism is the key here.

3) State & Governor

Succeeding the explanations on country and the president, the teacher teaches the pupils about state and the governor.

To do this, the teacher refers to the introductory story. Then, s/he explains that just like Ibah; there are a lot of work for the president – conceptualize this further for the pupils to understand. And if the president were to do all the work alone, the president will be too tired and will fall sick all the time.

And for this reason, the land (country) is shared into smaller lands for different people to help the president look after. Thence, the teacher explains that the smaller lands inside a country is called states.

Thereafter, the teacher explains that every state has a name and that there are 36 states in Nigeria. In continuation, the teacher explains that the state they are in is called ______________________. Teacher pronounces the name several times while the pupils repeat after him/her. The teacher listens to individual pupil as s/he pronounces so as to ensure all of them are able to pronounce it correctly; and otherwise guide as necessary.

Finally, the teacher explains that the person that help the president to control everybody in a state is called the governor. Then the teacher displays the picture of the state governor and tell the pupils the name as well as how to pronounce it – several times.

The teacher makes the forgoing point into question and answer which s/he recites with the pupils thus:

Stage Evaluation Question

(Teacher) Question: Who is the governor of _______________ state?

(Pupils) Answer: The governor of ______________ state is ______________________________.

The teacher does this with the pupils many times for memorization.

State Capital

In conclusion, the teacher teaches that we call the part of the state where the office of the governor is as the capital of the state. Therefore, the teacher reiterates that there are 36 states and capital in Nigeria. This is when the teacher begins reciting states and capital with the pupils henceforth. Note that the recitation should be gradual – pay attention to the pupils’ pronunciation and correct where and when necessary.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Stage Evaluation Question:” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Before the teacher continues with the lesson, s/he makes the points from this stage in the lesson into questions and answers which s/he recites with the pupils many times – Click on the questions to see the format of the answer to each question:[/vc_column_text][accordion_father][accordion_son title=”What is a state?” bgclr=”#dd3333″ clr=”#ffffff”]A state is a part of a country controlled by a governor[/accordion_son][accordion_son title=”How many states are there in Nigeria?” clr=”#ffffff” bgclr=”#1e73be”]There are 36 states and the FCT[/accordion_son][accordion_son title=”In which state is your school located?” clr=”#ffffff” bgclr=”#81d742″]My school is located in _____________________ state[/accordion_son][accordion_son title=”Who is the governor of _____________ state” clr=”#ffffff” bgclr=”#8224e3″]The governor of ______________ state is __________________.[/accordion_son][/accordion_father][vc_custom_heading text=”SUMMARY”][vc_column_text]Prior to concluding the lesson, the teacher summarizes the entire into a set of questions and answers. The teacher recites this with the pupils several times a day thenceforth:[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_js]JTNDc2NyaXB0JTIwYXN5bmMlM0QlMjJhc3luYyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtY2Zhc3luYyUzRCUyMmZhbHNlJTIyJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyJTJGJTJGcGwxNjIzOTA4NS5wZXJmb3JtYW5jZXRydXN0ZWRuZXR3b3JrLmNvbSUyRjc5MWUzOTMzY2ZlYzEyNTU3NDU1YjQyZjBjNDkxMDVlJTJGaW52b2tlLmpzJTIyJTNFJTNDJTJGc2NyaXB0JTNFJTBBJTNDZGl2JTIwaWQlM0QlMjJjb250YWluZXItNzkxZTM5MzNjZmVjMTI1NTc0NTViNDJmMGM0OTEwNWUlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=[/vc_raw_js][accordion_father][accordion_son title=”What is a country?” bgclr=”#dd3333″ clr=”#ffffff”]A country is all the land that we live in is controlled by a president.[/accordion_son][accordion_son title=”What is the name of your country?” clr=”#ffffff” bgclr=”#1e73be”]The name of my country is Nigeria.[/accordion_son][accordion_son title=”What does good people do to their country?” clr=”#ffffff” bgclr=”#81d742″]Good people love and respect their country.[/accordion_son][accordion_son title=”Who is a President of a country?” clr=”#ffffff” bgclr=”#8224e3″]A President of a country is the person who controls everything and everybody in the country.[/accordion_son][accordion_son title=”Who is the president of Nigeria?” clr=”#0a0a0a” bgclr=”#ffffff”]The President of Nigeria is President Muhammadu Buhari.[/accordion_son][accordion_son title=”What is a state?” clr=”#ffffff” bgclr=”#000000″]A state is a part of a country controlled by a governor[/accordion_son][accordion_son title=”How many states are there in Nigeria?” clr=”#ffffff” bgclr=”#dd3333″]There are 36 states and the FCT[/accordion_son][accordion_son title=”In which state is your school located?” clr=”#ffffff” bgclr=”#dd8500″]My school is located in _____________________ state[/accordion_son][accordion_son title=”Who is the governor of _____________ state” clr=”#ffffff” bgclr=”#1e73be”]The governor of ______________ state is __________________.[/accordion_son][/accordion_father][vc_custom_heading text=”EVALUATION”][vc_column_text]Following the general recitation of the Q & A; the teacher assesses individual pupil’s understanding by asking them the questions orally and recording their answer in their books.

In addition to the questions under summary above, the teacher points at the pictures of the president and governors and asks the pupils to identify.

[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”CONCLUSION”][vc_column_text]The teacher concludes the lesson by marking the oral exercises on their textbook. Then s/he gives appropriate feedback to pupils and their parents – including giving them extra sheets if necessary.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][qsm quiz=3][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_btn title=”CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS LESSON NOTE” color=”pink” align=”center” i_align=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-download” button_block=”true” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fleadinguides.com%2Fproduct%2Flesson-note-pre-nursery-first-term-social-studies-week-4%2F|||”][/vc_column][/vc_row]